Check out these Hoosiers quotes and see why the Gene Hackman movie is a classic.

I play, coach stays. He goes, I go.

Jimmy Chitwood

Alright, boys, this is the last shot we got! We're gonna run the picket fence at 'em! Jimmy, you're solo right! Everett, Merle should be open on the other side of that fence! Now, boys, don't get caught watchin' the paint dry!

Wilbur 'Shooter' Flatch

If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners.

Coach Norman Dale

I know everything there is to know about the greatest game ever invented.

Wilbur 'Shooter' Flatch

Welcome to Indiana basketball.

Coach Norman Dale

Strap, God wants you on the floor.

Coach Norman Dale

Coach Norman Dale: Five players on the floor functioning as one single unit: team, team, team - no one more important that the other.

Coach Norman Dale: Sit down.
Rade: You gotta have five out there!
Coach Norman Dale: Sit... down!
Referee: You need one more, coach.
Coach Norman Dale: My team's on the floor!

Coach Norman Dale: What's on your mind?
Everett Flatch: Well, coach... what you're doin' with my dad. I'm not seein' it. I mean, he's a drunk... he'll do somethin' stupid...
Coach Norman Dale: When's the last time anyone gave your father a chance?
Everett Flatch: He don't deserve a chance!

Well... keep His strength in the dribble alright?

Coach Norman Dale

Coach Norman Dale: What's gotten into you?
Strap Purl: It's the Lord, I can feel His strength!

Strap, in for Everett. Don't shoot the ball unless you're under the basket all by yourself!

Coach Norman Dale
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Hoosiers tells the true story of a high school basketball team from Indiana who goes all the way.

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Hoosiers Quotes

George: Uhhh, the coach is dismissed by a vote of 48 to 25...
Opal Fleener: I think we should vote again!
Rollin: All those in favor of the coach staying, say 'Aye'
[majority of crowd says aye]
Rollin: All opposed...
[a handful say nay]
Rollin: ... Coach stays!

Rollin: What can I do for you, Jimmy?
Jimmy Chitwood: I got something to say.
Rollin: All right, say what you've gotta say.
Jimmy Chitwood: [to crowd] I don't know if it'll make a difference, but I figured it's time for me to start playing ball.

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